Crossposted in the Global Voices Online)
The latest happenings in Bangladeshi blogs around the world:
* Politics: Addabaz criticizes the stand-off between the government and the opposition regarding electoral reform. He notes that people of Bangladesh are suffering and getting tired of this unfortunate political crisis.
Salam Dhaka lists top ten things are usually done by an MP in Bangladesh.
Dr. Rumi of Dristipat is critic about dynasty leadership in Bangladesh. His article has generated an interesting discussion on the subject in the comments sections. Change Bangladesh Project has started a blog to create awareness among voters to choose the appropriate leader in the coming election.
* Living: Tasneem Khalil links to the Daily Star’s feature ‘The Roots of the Fairness Fetish’, which goes deep into the complex of fairness among the Bangladeshis.
* Creativity: Kazi Rubaiat Imam links to the news that Leepu, a Bangladeshi can build cars replicating any top notch brand car design. Recently Discovery channel has made a documentary on Leepu’s work.<
* Religion: While trying to answer of what religion he is, Sadiq exerts that all the religion speak the same. We only need to open our heart to receive the Divine Wisdom that is inside all the message of all time.
* Podcast: Joe at Bongo Vongo posts reading of English translation of another short story of Rabindranath Tagore as podcast: - ‘Once there was a king’.
* Culture: Asid Saleh of Dristipat informs about a Baishakhi Mela (Bangla New Years Fair) in London with useful links. Pictures and report (in Bangla) are posted by Sohail Motahar Chowdhury in his Bangla blog.
* Reading: Siddhartha of ‘Serious Golmal’ discusses the book ‘Art of the Skyscraper: The Genius of Fazlur Rahman Khan’ by Mir Ali. Fazlur Rahman Khan, the famous Bangladeshi is the architect of the Sears Tower and the cruelly beautiful John Hancock Center.
* Tribute: The Bengali Fob posts a wonderful tribute to all the mothers on the occasion of the mothers day.
* Travel: Electricblues has taken a personal initiative to visit the countryside, see the green fields and breathe the clean air and document it all in his cell phone. The result is looking good:- some nice pictures of Bangladesh.
Shafiur provides a link to the Guardian Travel Site featuring Dhaka city and urges all to contribute there.
* Human rights: Safia is vocal for fair trade in the fashion industries in Bangladesh.
* Communication: Razib Ahmed of the South Asia Biz discusses the cellular growth in
* Bangla blogging: The Bangla blogging platform “Bandh Bhanger Awaz” is growing rapidly. Each day many new bloggers are registering and hundreds of posts are being put up. Some bloggers are posting so frequently that others are accusing them with flooding. But the good thing is that the blog has achieved increased interactivity with participation of many readers resulting almost a hundred comments in some posts.
The first million hits took 3 months and looks like the 2nd million will be reached much sooner than that.